Self compassion, simplicity and Sea Soul Blessings
10am to 1pm, Saturday 25 April 2020 When we feel overwhelmed, it can be hard to make time to care for ourselves - yet the sea is always there to soothe and strengthen us. This morning retreat is a chance to come together and reconnect to the water - appreciating nature, practicing self compassion and mindfulness, and trying out simple tools with the capacity to calm, soothe and inspire us. Together, we’ll gather the energy we need to tend to ourselves, to those we love, and to our planet.
We meet at Garbo House at 10am on Saturday morning to connect over tea and a vegan treat. Embracing the pause as progress, we’ll explore some ways that we can boost our resilience and hope.
One of the tools we will use will be Sea Soul Blessings: simple cards and a guidebook to facilitate a daily practice of clearing focus and practicing self compassion. We’ll use these to choose a group focus, and then an individual focus for our morning practice.
We’ll head to the sea - whatever the weather - flasks in hand. We’ll spend some time soaking up the "blue mind" benefits of being by the water, while engaging in small positive actions that will ripple out beyond our time together: journaling, beach cleaning, beach-debris sorting, and nature mandala-making.
During the workshop, Pippa will be available to take a few minutes with you individually to reflect on your chosen Sea Soul Blessing - and why this particular focus might be meaningful for you right now. We’ll finish our session by coming back together to share our experiences and receive a final blessing.
Each participant will receive a mini set of Sea Soul Blessings to deepen this practice in your daily life. You’ll leave feeling more connected to your compassion, capacity for change, and to the sea.
After the workshop ends at 1pm - sea conditions permitting - you’re welcome to join Pippa for a sea swim, a paddle or a dip (at your own risk - no lifeguards on hand!)
Please bring your own cup.
10% will be donated to environmental causes